7. Your career starts to take off. If not, you’re still young enough to start a new one.
If you’ve been a slave to your smart phone after hours and your supervisor’s personal sucker since college as you climb to the career ladder, be easy. By thirty you’ll have enough experience or seniority to get a personal lackey of your own. Now the next challenge: Will you be the humble, nurturing boss who isn’t high off their own hype or will you be a certified jerk with control issues? If you’re not satisfied with your progress (or lack there of), thirty is a key turning point. It’s now or never to start that business, go to grad school or chuck the deuces to any company that can’t realize how awesome you are.